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California Modern “Prelude” Square Coffee Table by Ace-Hi
By ACE-HI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Produced by Ace-Hi of Gardena, Calif., the Prelude line of furniture featured solid walnut construction and simplified (but never reductive) purity of form. This Prelude table has a ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Florence Knoll Square Walnut Coffee Table
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed by Florence Knoll in the 1950s, this simple coffee table has four square legs of chromed steel. The square tabletop sits flush with the frame and is made of a walnut veneer....
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

  • Florence Knoll Square Walnut Coffee Table
  • Florence Knoll Square Walnut Coffee Table
  • Florence Knoll Square Walnut Coffee Table
  • Florence Knoll Square Walnut Coffee Table
H 16 in. W 29.5 in. D 29.5 in.
Nice Solid Design Square Walnut Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice solid built Mid-Century Danish modern square walnut coffee table. Measures: 30 x 30.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Mid-Century Modern Square Walnut Coffee Table by Bassett
By Bassett Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful vintage modern coffee table features unique raised edges and tapered legs. Sleek design with stretchers between each leg ensuring sturdiness without sacrificing style. The ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Style Large Square Walnut Coffee Table by Coalesse
By Coalesse
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous modern walnut coffee table By Coalesse, a division of Steelcase USA, 2016 Walnut top and molded plastic legs Measures: 42"W x 42"D x 14.13"H. Very good cond...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Plastic, Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Square Walnut Coffee Table Side Table
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Vintage, Mid-Century Modern walnut and cane two tier coffee table or side table by Kipp Steward for Drexel Declaration. Not easily found, this beautiful square table has been expertl...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Square Coffee Table with Parquetry in Walnut
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Square coffee table, walnut parquetry, Europe, 1960s. Square coffee table with straight legs in walnut. With its overall sturdy appearance this square coffee table makes a clean and...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

  • Square Coffee Table with Parquetry in Walnut
  • Square Coffee Table with Parquetry in Walnut
  • Square Coffee Table with Parquetry in Walnut
  • Square Coffee Table with Parquetry in Walnut
H 16.15 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Rustic Square Coffee Table, Walnut Finish
Located in Port Chester, NY
A rustic square coffee table with a rustic walnut stained, hand-rubbed and distressed finish, tapered and turned legs, an Ogee edge on the tabletop, and a square shelf stretcher lowe...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Origami Square Coffee Table, Contemporary Coffee Table in Walnut and Lacquer
By Nada Debs
Located in New York, NY
The hexagonal origami square coffee table by Nada Debs is offered in American walnut natural finish exterior / matte painted green interior. The hexagonal origami square coffee tabl...
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2010s Lebanese Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Walnut

Square Oiled Walnut Faux Slate Top Coffee Table
By Jens Risom, Knoll
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern solid oiled walnut frame faux slate top square coffee table. Jens Risom Decor.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Square Coffee Table in Walnut
Located in San Diego, CA
Mid-Century Modern square coffee table in walnut, circa 1970s. The table is 32" W x 32" D x 15" H and is in very good vintage condition. #1395.   
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Ebonised Frame Walnut Top Square Coffee Occasional Table
By Milo Baughman, George Nelson
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice ebonized frame coffee table with walnut-top in style of George Nelson.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Square Coffee Table in American Walnut with Inlayed Top
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Coffee table, American walnut, United States, 1960s Well-designed rectangular coffee table inlayed with organic shaped pieces of American walnut that show a variety of tones. Also t...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Dedalo Square Coffee Table
By Volpi
Located in Milan, IT
Part of the Dedalo collection, this coffee table was crafted of solid Canaletto walnut with a natural finish that is warm and elegant and complements the bronzed finish of the top in...
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2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Crystal

Dedalo Square Coffee Table
H 16.54 in. W 47.25 in. D 47.25 in.
Massive Large Square Walnut Top Chrome Base Coffee Table
By Artifort, Knoll
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Unusual splay leg Mid Century Modern style walnut top square coffee table. Measures: 32 x 32".
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Square Coffee Table in Bleached Walnut by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Square two-tier coffee table in bleached walnut by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, 1940s (label on bottom).
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Square Slate Top Walnut Base Coffee Table by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern square slate top oiled walnut base coffee table by Jens Risom. Exceptional quality exceptional original condition.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Slate

Abuelo Mexican Midcentury Coffee Table Square Walnut/Saddle Leather
By DLV
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Crafted from rugged saddle leather, the Abuelo collection imitates the streamlined lines of a midcentury piece, while the luxuriousness and richness of its materials create a look al...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Leather, Wood

David Easton Brick Red Leather and Walnut Square Ottoman Coffee Table
By David Easton
Located in New York, NY
The square top with canted corners surmounted by four leather removable cushions; raised on straight legs joined by a platform shelf centered by a wire recess; on brass casters.
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Late 20th Century American Georgian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Leather, Walnut

Modern Industrial Coffee Table with Square Glass Top Metal and Walnut Wood
By Peter Harrison
Located in Middle Grove, NY
The Hana coffee table by Peter Harrison joins squares of solid walnut with industrial aluminum brackets. The base is semi-symmetrical having the same elements pointing up as down, ye...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Kong Coffee Table, Square and Rectangular
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Kong Coffee table is created from a solid wood top in a walnut finish, set on a steel frame. Its visual balance of form and weight creates a dynamic contrast with the organic edg...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Milo Baughman Solid Black Walnut and Chrome Square Coffee Table, circa 1970
By Milo Baughman
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Modern Milo Baughman chrome coffee table with solid black walnut top. Featuring an open framework in square 1.25 D chrome tube with extended walnut surface 30 W x 30 W surface on 20 ...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Square Walnut Cocktail Coffee End Side Table Style Founders
By Founders Furniture Company
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome and versatile Mid-Century Modern walnut cocktail table, coffee table, side table, or end table in the style of Founders Furniture. It is made of solid walnut and in fabulous...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Square Walnut Base and Glass-Top Coffee or Side Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Danish mid-century modern square coffee or side table
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Squared Black Walnut Coffee Table in the style of Paolo Buffa, Italy
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
1950s. This squared coffee table is made in black walnut and ebonized beech, and features brass feet caps. It is a vintage item, therefore it might show slight traces of use, but it...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Abuelo Mexican Midcentury Coffee Table Square Walnut or Saddle Leather
By DLV
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Crafted from rugged saddle leather, the Abuelo collection imitates the streamlined lines of a midcentury piece, while the luxuriousness and richness of its materials create a look al...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Leather, Wood

Square Vintage French Country Louis XV Carved Walnut Tile Top Coffee Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French country style tile top coffee table. Item features solid carved walnut frame, Louis XV style shell carved skirt, glazed ceramic tile top, Turkish / ottoman style depic...
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XV Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut, Ceramic

Ace-Hi "Prelude Series" Square Coffee Table
By ACE-HI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Produced by Ace-Hi of Gardena, Calif., the Prelude line of furniture featured solid walnut construction and simplified (but never reductive) purity of form. This Prelude table has a ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Four Square Cocktail Table Lacqueredtop Walnut Custom Made to Order Wood Coffee
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Adorned with only the sleekness of its lacquer finish and the pragmatism of versatility, these beautiful four square cocktail Tables can be arranged as one whole unit or separated fo...
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2010s American Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Lacquer

Full Wood Round or Square Table or Coffee Table
Located in Paris, FR
Round or Square Table or Coffee Table Full Wood in solid walnut wood with leg joining visible from the surface of the top. Top is 5cm thickness. On iron base with oiled finish. Wo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Square Chrome and Walnut Coffee Table by Reza Feiz for Phase Design "Ballot Box"
By Phase Design
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful coffee table in chrome and walnut top designed and manufactured in Los Angeles California by Reza Feiz for Phase Design. The table has great lines, it is compact and perfe...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Square Coffee Table in Wood by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Berlin, DE
Square coffee table in walnut by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

  • Square Coffee Table in Wood by Milo Baughman
  • Square Coffee Table in Wood by Milo Baughman
  • Square Coffee Table in Wood by Milo Baughman
  • Square Coffee Table in Wood by Milo Baughman
H 15.16 in. W 29.93 in. D 29.93 in.
Vintage Square Snail Style Coffee Table with Glass Top
Located in Kansas City, MO
Completely original and in very good condition, ready to use. Square glass with soft corners. Beautiful example of this design.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Square Burled Olivewood Ebonized Faux Bamboo Style Coffee Cocktail Table
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is unique square ebonized and burled olivewood coffee table. The table dates to the 1970s era and measures 42 x 42 x 17 inches.
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Vintage 1970s American American Classical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Peter Sandback Modernist Low Square Table in Bleached Walnut and Wenge
By Peter Sandback
Located in Milford, NH
A fine custom modernist low square nail table in bleached walnut and wenge, with insulated aluminium wire inlay handcrafted by Peter Sandback. Peter Sandback has gained a national...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut, Wenge

Chinese Antique Long Low Prayer Table with Walnut Patina and Square Legs
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Chinese long low prayer table with walnut patina from the early 20th century, ideal to use as a coffee table. Born in China during the early years of the 20th century, thi...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Italian Parquetry Inlay Olivewood Square Coffee Side Table in Louis XV Style
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Italian parquetry inlay olivewood square coffee side table in Louis XV style. Item features cabriole legs, circa mid-20th century. Measurements: 22" H x 27" W x 27" D.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XV Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Olive, Walnut

Inlaid French Inspired Square Coffee Table Hand-Crafted by Old Plank in Chicago
Located in Chicago, IL
Handmade in our Old Plank woodworking department and utilizing 25-year-old hardwoods imported from France. The table is made from a mix of different woods, including French walnut, o...
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2010s American Country Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Square Table by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in New York, NY
Square table designed by Jens Risom for Jens Risom Design Inc. This example shows cosmetic wear to the finish, as shown. No structural damage, chips, cracks etc.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

  • Square Table by Jens Risom
  • Square Table by Jens Risom
  • Square Table by Jens Risom
  • Square Table by Jens Risom
H 22 in. W 32 in. D 32 in.
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Model 3374 Square Cocktail Table
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Hingham, MA
Late 1950s Edward Wormley for Dunbar model number 3374 square walnut cocktail table with distinctive three-sided legs and black micarta top. Understated elegance. Marked Dunbar on un...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Formica, Walnut

Jens Risom Walnut Square Coffee Table
By Jens Risom
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
Beautiful solid walnut table designed by Jens Risom for his own company. Distinctive leg design and floating top make this table an eyecatcher. Label not present but you can see wher...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

  • Jens Risom Walnut Square Coffee Table
  • Jens Risom Walnut Square Coffee Table
  • Jens Risom Walnut Square Coffee Table
  • Jens Risom Walnut Square Coffee Table
H 16 in. W 34 in. D 34 in.
"Petit Cuvee" Low Square Side Table Designed by Stephane Lebrun for Dessie
By Stephane Lebrun, Dessie Studio
Located in New York, NY
"Petit Cuvee" is a low square side table, designed by Stephane Lebrun and manufactured by Dessie', featuring a top in black MD walnut veneered or covered by black leather and a metal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Nickel

Mid-Century Modern Square Slat Wood Cocktail Table with X-Base after Nelson
By George Nelson
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A super unique low profile coffee table in the style of George Nelson. It features a slatted walnut top with polished steel X-base. Very chic looking.
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Square Walnut Top Ebonized Base Center Coffee Table
By Harvey Probber, Directional
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern walnut top ebonized base square coffee table. Harvey Probber and Directional influence.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Walnut

Walnut Black MiMi Square Coffee Table by Miduny, Made in Italy
By Miduny, Ale Preda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Merging clean lines with warm materials, the faceted geometry of the MiMi square coffee table creates a slender, elegant profile punctuated with painted surfaces that capture light. ...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Tables

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Walnut, Plywood, Birch

Walnut Orange MiMi Square Coffee Table by Miduny, Made in Italy
By Miduny, Ale Preda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Merging clean lines with warm materials, the faceted geometry of the MiMi square coffee table creates a slender, elegant profile punctuated with painted surfaces that capture light. ...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Tables

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Beech, Plywood, Walnut

Lane Altavista Mid-Century Modern Walnut Square Rolling Side Coffee Table
By Lane Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage lane Altavista Mid-Century Modern walnut square rolling side coffee table. Item features rolling casters, laminate top, beautiful wood grain, nicely carved details, original ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Laminate, Walnut

20th Century Walnut Square Coffee Table or Sofa Table with Glass Top
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Rare and fine quality 1950s square sofa table or coffee table. The table in precious walnut wood with four big wavy legs. The top is in glass. Perfect condition ready to be placed in...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Sofa Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Square Jens Risom Design Coffee Table
By Jens Risom
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Solid square oiled walnut Jens Risom coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

  • Square Jens Risom Design Coffee Table
  • Square Jens Risom Design Coffee Table
  • Square Jens Risom Design Coffee Table
  • Square Jens Risom Design Coffee Table
H 16 in. W 32 in. D 32 in.
Art Deco Walnut Wood Black Ebonized Legs Squared Side or Coffee Table
Located in Milano, IT
Art Deco walnut wood squared table black ebonized legs. Perfect both as nightstand, coffee or side table Size: W 66 cm, D 52 cm, H 72 cm. 25.98" x 20.47" H 28.34 ". Conservative rest...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Tables

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Wood

Italian Parquetry Inlay Olive Wood Square Coffee Side Table Louis XV Style
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Italian Parquetry inlay olive wood square coffee side table in the Louis XV style. Item features cabriole legs, parquetry inlaid top, original "Bibi Furniture Inc." label to undersid...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XV Side Tables

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Olive, Walnut

American Midcentury Square Walnut Coffee Table by Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in San Diego, CA
Simple elegant brushed stainless steel coffee table by Knoll freshly refinished top and polished the base retains original early production label. The base and corners shows some wea...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

1950s American Modern Walnut Square Coffee Table with Black Trim
By Dillingham Manufacturing Company
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful square walnut coffee table with raised edge, circa 1950s and black trim solid and sturdy freshly restored beautiful top grain.
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20th Century American Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Midcentury American Modern Square Coffee Table in Walnut
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Minimal circa 1950s American coffee table in walnut. Boasts vivid walnut grain and rich color. Newly refinished condition; only minor wear remains (scuff, as shown). Measures: H 15...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

43" Square Walnut, Oak, Mahogany, & Satinwood Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Breathtaking 43" square coffee table handcrafted utilizing a gorgeous selection of premium hardwoods including walnut, oak, satinwood, and mahogany. The distressing is incredibly det...
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Late 20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut, Oak, Mahogany, Satinwood

American Midcentury Solid Walnut Square Coffee Table California Design
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful grain on this solid American walnut square coffee table, with rounded edge by ace of California, solid and sturdy freshly refinished, great design practical piece. Legs are...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Modern Marble Square Knoll Lewis Butler Coffee Table with Walnut Base
By Knoll, Lewis Butler for Knoll
Located in Houston, TX
Clean lined marble topped coffee table by Lewis Butler for Knoll. White tiled Carrera marble has excellent graining. Base is finished in a medium walnut and has the perfect hint of n...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Modern Square Burl Walnut Coffee Table by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Houston, TX
Modern square burl walnut coffee table by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin that has been expertly refinished.
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Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut, Burl

1950s Walnut Square Coffee Table with Talon Clasp Legs and Aluminum Sabots
Located in Chicago, IL
Restored bleached walnut square shaped coffee table, circa 1950s. Talon style cuffed or clasped legs with polished aluminum sabots and incised border top. Uncommon detail.
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Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

American Mid-Century Walnut Square Coffee or Cocktail Table with Magazine Rack
By Lane Furniture
Located in San Diego, CA
Striking beautiful walnut square coffee table with rounded corners and inlaid decorations on the top, the table circa 1960s the top has been refinished and left its hand rubbed oil f...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

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Square Walnut Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the square walnut coffee table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each square walnut coffee table for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, walnut and metal. If you’re shopping for a square walnut coffee table, we have 30 options in-stock, while there are 11 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a square walnut coffee table — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A square walnut coffee table is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Louis XV styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made square walnut coffee table over the years, but those crafted by Jens Risom, Ale Preda and Milo Baughman are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Square Walnut Coffee Table?

Prices for a square walnut coffee table start at $550 and top out at $13,293 with the average selling for $2,200.

Finding the Right Coffee Tables Cocktail Tables for You

As a practical centerpiece to your living area, coffee and cocktail tables are an invaluable addition to any interior.

Low tables that were initially used as tea or coffee tables have been around since at least the mid- to late-1800s. Early coffee tables surfaced in Victorian-era England, likely influenced by the use of tea tables in Japanese tea gardens. In the United States, furniture makers worked to introduce low, long tables into their offerings as the popularity of coffee and “coffee breaks” took hold during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

It didn’t take long for coffee and cocktail tables to become a design staple and for consumers to recognize their role in entertaining no matter what beverages were being served. Originally, these tables were as simple as they are practical — as high as your sofa and made primarily of wood. In recent years, however, metal, glass and plastics have become popular in coffee and cocktail tables, and design hasn’t been restricted to the conventional low profile, either.

Visionary craftspeople such as Paul Evans introduced bold, geometric designs that challenge the traditional idea of what a coffee table can be. The elongated rectangles and wide boxy forms of Evans’s desirable Cityscape coffee table, for example, will meet your needs but undoubtedly prove imposing in your living space.

If you’re shopping for an older coffee table to bring into your home — be it an antique Georgian-style coffee table made of mahogany or walnut with decorative inlays or a classic square mid-century modern piece comprised of rosewood designed by the likes of Ettore Sottsass — there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Both the table itself and what you put on it should align with the overall design of the room, not just by what you think looks fashionable in isolation. According to interior designer Tamara Eaton, the material of your vintage coffee table is something you need to consider. “With a glass coffee table, you also have to think about the surface underneath, like the rug or floor,” she says. “With wood and stone tables, you think about what’s on top.”

Find the perfect centerpiece for any room, no matter what your personal style on 1stDibs. Browse a vast selection of antique, new and vintage coffee and cocktail tables today.